ThlS volume contalns a serles of lectures presented at the NATO Advanced Study Instltute on Hlgh Energy Phenomena Around Collapsed Stars, held ln Cargese, CorSlca from September 2 tlll Septemcer 13, 1985. The course was planned ln collaboratlon wlth a SClentlflC Organiz- ing Commlttee (C. Cesarsky, France; A. Lyne, U.K.; D. Plnes, USA; J. Trlimper, W. Germany; E. Van den Heuvel, The Netherlands and L. Wolt]er, E.S.O., Mlinlch) and was fully supported by the NATO SClentlflc Affalrs Dlvlsion. It was organized wlth the alm of provldlng students and young researchers with an up-to-date account on the subject of galactlc hlgh energy astrophyslCS and was attended by about 60 researchers from many countrles. The lectures and seminars dld represent a complete coverage of our present knowledge and understandlng of Supernovae, Supernovae Remnants, Pulsars, sources of hlgh energy photons and partlcles. Most of them are reproduced ln thlS volume although unfortunately a few speakers chose not to submlt thelr text Slnce they felt that the materlal was already amply avallable ln the eXlstlng llterature.
I wlsh to express my gratltude to the SClentlflc Affalrs Dlvislon of the North Atlantlc Treaty Organlzatlon for the generous support glven to the Instltute and to the lecturers and particlpants who contributed so much to the success of the course.
Stellar Evolution and the Formation of Neutron Stars in Binary Systems.- Observations of Supernovae.- The Dynamics of Supernova Envelopes.- Stellar Collapse and Supernova Explosions.- White Dwarfs vs. Neutron Stars: Properties, Constraints, and Analogies.- Observations of Pulsars.- Energetic Radiation from Magnetized Neutron Stars.- Neutron Stars as Cosmic Hadron Physics Laboratories.- Recent Developments on the Crab Nebula.- Radio Supernovae.- On the Association between Supernova Remnants and Pulsars.- The Progenitors and Products of Supernovae.- Pierions in Theory and in Practice.- The Binary Origin of Pulsar Velocities.- Black Holes in our Galaxy.- Gamma-Ray Sources in our Galaxy.- Cosmic Gamma Ray Bursts.- Galactic Cosmic Rays: Propagation and Origin.- Quasi Periodic Oscillations in Galactic Bulge Sources: Information on the Boundary Layer from Power Spectra.- The 35-Day Cycle of Her X-1.
Series: NATO Science Series C
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 31st March 1987
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0
Weight (kg): 1.57